As winter approaches, many residents living in New York may not necessarily want to stay  indoors, With an abundance of trails, ski slopes, plus lakes and rivers for ice fishing, winters across New York don't have to be associated with just dreariness.

However, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles does have one request.

New York State DMV Reminds Everyone to Register Snowmobiles 

WIVT says that the the New York State DMV is reminding residents to register their snowmobiles. Also, if you're going to ride on any of New York's over 10,500 miles of snowmobile trails, you'll need proof of insurance too.

The New York Parks Department says that the cost to register a snowmobile in New York State is $100.00. However, if an individual provides proof that they are a member of an organized snowmobile club or Trail Maintenance Entity that is a member of the New York State Snowmobile Association the cost to register is $45.00.

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WIVT says that if you complete an online registration, you can print a temporary certificate that is valid for up to 15 days, at no extra charge. There are a few exceptions for registrations, such as riding a snowmobile on your own property, according to the Parks Department.

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The Parks Department also says that snowmobiles can not be operated on the Thruway, other highways, or other limited access highways. The only exception to this law is during a snow emergency as declared by the Thruway authority or other agency having authority over the highway in question.

Things To Consider Packing For A Snowmobile Trip

Sure - you've covered the basics: Hats, gloves, jackets, boots. But there are plenty of other items that you should consider packing for the snowmobile trail - from the necessities to 'creature comforts'.

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